More steps to save A27 traffic lights

CAMPAIGNERS have taken the next step to save A27 traffic lights that were controversially scrapped.

The removal of the Oving lights has caused concern among residents of the Five Villages.

Last Friday, chairman of Oving Parish Council Sjoerd Schuyleman and Jonathan Perry, chairman of the board of governors at Westbourne House School, met with Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie to discuss the lights.

Cllr Schuyleman described it as a ‘very positive meeting’. “Hopefully, something else will begin to happen,” he said.

“Many people have said we lost, but my view at 
the moment is that it’s something that’s still very much in progress and we’re pursuing it.

“We have not lost.”

He added they believed they still had a ‘very real chance 
of success’ at keeping the lights open.

The traffic lights’ fate appeared to be sealed in May when Chichester District council’s area development management committee (south) permitted a planning application which would see 500 homes built off the A27 near the Portfield roundabout.